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An unusual case of ruptured distal anterior cerebral artery aneurysm associated with brucellosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16230208     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Reports have noted aneurysmal dilatation of arteries in association with brucellosis, but involvement of intracranial vessels has not been documented to date. Sixty-one year old female patient who had been diagnosed with brucellosis 14 months earlier presented with symptoms of subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Due to deterioration of the patient's clinical condition in spite of a two-drug antibiotic regimen, she was treated surgically and made a full recovery. It is important to identify this association promptly, as there are clinical implications for optimal management. The article also discusses the timing and duration of antibiotic therapy, indications for and considerations regarding surgery, and the use of other treatment modalities.
Bulent Erdogan; Levent Sener; Kursat Ozsahin; Lutfu Savas; Hakan Caner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of infection     Volume:  51     ISSN:  1532-2742     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Infect.     Publication Date:  2005 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-10-18     Completed Date:  2006-08-16     Revised Date:  2007-12-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7908424     Medline TA:  J Infect     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e79-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Baskent University, 01250, Adana, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, Ruptured / etiology*
Blood / microbiology
Brucellosis / complications*,  microbiology
Carotid Artery, Internal / microbiology*
Cerebrospinal Fluid / microbiology
Intracranial Aneurysm / etiology*
Middle Aged
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage / etiology*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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